Went to the range at lunch.
My low and right shooting is as bad or worse, though by the end I think I was hitting on a better 'squeeze' technique. Better than my previous squeeze technique. THAT's the bad news. Too embrassing to post pictures, almost. I HATE being this honest about my ineptitude.
The good news is, the .22 conversion works good with 2 new random .22LR brands. Federal cheap stuff, and Remington .22 Thunderbolt. Sure it fails to feed once in 24, and fails to eject once in 10, but that's not too bad considering what it is.
Also, I decided to get cans for my ears. So a stop at my gunstore was in order. Low profile cheap ones to try and don't stick out too far.
While there, I talked to the 1911 guy. He had some recommendations on swapping out the grip safety with the bulge for something I'd like better, and pointed out the part number in Brownells.
He showed me a 1911 from 1914, too. Boy, it was sweet looking. Patent dates all over. The HAMMER looked well made. Just the hammer. Compared to modern 1911s. The rest of the gun was as fine, but that hammer stood out as the standard bearer of quality that the rest of the piece had.
I noticed this trip that the .45 mags tears up my fingertips on loading, so a LULA mag-loader is ordered and on the way.
The next bunch of range trips is just going to be me, the 1911, and at least 100 .45. That's in order to get serious about practice. No .22 to distract me.
The Missus has a pretty nasty stomache bug - And by "pretty nasty" I'll just elide the details, if you don't mind. But she's up to the toast and seltzer stage, so *Excelsior!*
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